Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, who have unique cardiac needs and symptoms. The Women’s Cardiac Program offers education and outreach efforts to specifically identify, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in women.
Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center
Women can also tap the expertise available at the Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center. The medical team includes cardiologists and surgeons skilled in the latest life-saving techniques for preventing, diagnosing and treating cardiac and vascular conditions with superior outcomes not found at other institutions.
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If you have questions about the Praxair Regional and Vascular Center, ask your doctor about Danbury Hospital. If you need a doctor referral call us at 1-800-511-7821, or search our Find a Doctor online tool to find a doctor near you.
Chief, Section of Vascular Surgery
Alan M. Dietzek, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief of Vascular Surgery
The Linda and Stephen R. Cohen Chair in Vascular Surgery
Director, Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory
Director, Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr. Dietzek is fellowship trained in vascular surgery, performing complex endovascular procedures, open surgery and minimally invasive venous techniques. He holds the Linda and Stephen R. Cohen Chair in Vascular Surgery at Danbury Hospital.
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He utilizes a hybrid operating room equipped with advanced imaging to improve , quality and safety for some of the most complex vascular surgeries.
“We have the latest and most sophisticated technology and devices. More importantly, we know how and when to use this technology in order to achieve the safest and best outcomes for our patients. From basic procedures in the office to our high volume of aneurysm surgery, we do them at the highest level. I try to help every patient develop a level of comfort that we are doing everything to achieve a good outcome, and that he or she cannot get better care anywhere. I look at the whole patient including risk factors, managing them medically when possible, or with minimally invasive or surgical treatment when necessary. It is important to me to remain highly accessible to other physicians also caring for the patient so that a more coordinated care can be provided.”
Procedures and Specialties
- Minimally invasive endovascular arterial and venous surgery
- Endovascular aortic stent grafting for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
- Mini-incision carotid surgery
- Venous procedures: Radiofrequency ablation (VNUS closure), microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy
- Minimally-invasive pharmacomechanical thrombolysis for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
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